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Old 03-19-2014, 02:47 AM   #11
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Both eyes open here all the time; open, peep or optics.. The only time I will close one eye is to preserve a bit of night vision if the situation requires it.



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Even when I use a scope I shoot with both eyes open. I would look like Elmer Fudd trying to acquire a target with one eye closed, even with a scope.

Which way did he go? Which way did he go?

Here is decent link by Glyn Bindon the founder of Trijicon.

http://youtu.be/NpGSKKgWWks
Mr bindon didnt invent the "bindon aiming concept" he just gave it a name, created optics which made it a lot easier, and marketed it.

Two eyes open has been the correct way to launch projectiles since the first hominid discovered that a handful of poop tossed on a buddy was funny... With optics it is how its been done if you want to survive dangerous game or as a sniper in war.

Trijicon makes it very very easy to do with their superb illuminated reticles.


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Wow, tons of great information here. Looks like i'll be practicing with both eyes open. It does feel more comfortable and the depth perception is nice too.

Thanks guys!

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I never miss the toilet bowl when I use both eyes. You should practice in the dark too. Sorry...I am a bit evil.

I shoot with both eyes open to be aware of surroundings. I do not see a difference in my shooting using one or two eyes. Plus, in a gun fight you will not shoot one eyed. Trust me.
You beat me to it Jager.

One open or both open makes no difference to me. Then again, I am blind in my right eye, so that could be a big part of it. When i could still use both eyes, I only dropped to one for precision shooting, or if I was shooting non dominant eye. Everything else was both eyes open for situational awareness and target aquisition.
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This depends on if you are using your sights or not. If you are not using your sights and are using natural body alignment you leave both eyes open and allow your focus to be on the target/threat.

If you are utilizing your sights to gain precision you would close an eye and allow you visual focus to be on the front sight.

If you need to gain precision and utilize your sights you should utilize them to the best you can. These situations are actually less common than not using your sights. The result of leaving both eyes open and focusing on the front sight is both eyes are pointed in a straight line at the front sight.

This would be the point where your vision crosses and the result is seeing 2 targets. The further away the target is the further the separation is. Many older ways of thinking taught to shoot at the middle of the 2 targets.

If you need to gain precision by using your sights gain every bit you can. Giving it back by shooting at the middle of the 2 targets is foolish.

As far as a gain in peripheral vision is concerned your eyes only focus on very slim margin of what is in front of them. Stop the known threat then assess your area to get a much better picture of your surroundings.

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You beat me to it Jager.

One open or both open makes no difference to me. Then again, I am blind in my right eye, so that could be a big part of it. When i could still use both eyes, I only dropped to one for precision shooting, or if I was shooting non dominant eye. Everything else was both eyes open for situational awareness and target aquisition.
I have lazy eye. But even my lazy eye does more than one might think. No, I can't clearly see a target with my lazy eye. But I can see the location of the target with my lazy eye.
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I have a lazy son.....and he aims/shoots pretty well

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Which ever works best for YOU! Personally I am very left eye dominate so I close my right eye unless I am not using my sights (point shooting).



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